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Current Exhibitions

Each year the Arkansas Arts Center organizes and hosts inspiring exhibitions that appeal to everyone. View our current exhibition schedule or mark your calendars!



Special Exhibitions


48th Collectors Show and Sale

November 11, 2016 - January 8, 2017

The Collectors Show and Sale is an annual Arkansas Arts Center tradition that brings the vibrant New York gallery scene to Little Rock. Arkansas Arts Center Executive Director Todd Herman and Arts Center curators carefully select the finest drawings and contemporary craft from prominent New York galleries. All works are for sale and vary in price, ranging from under $1,000 up to $95,000.

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Museum School Gallery


For the Love of Bees: Works in Hot and Cold Wax by Catherine Rodgers

December 20, 2016 - March 19, 2017

Catherine Rodgers, a painting and textile arts instructor at the Museum School of the Arkansas Arts Center, paints in the wax-based painting medium of encaustic. As the artist says, her studio smells like the honey. Her exhibition includes works in encaustic on canvas, paper, and as the top of a wooden table.

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AAC Collection

AAC Collection on View

Ongoing

Throughout the year the Arkansas Arts Center displays works from its own collection. The galleries described below are filled with objects selected dating from over 600 years of Western art right up to the current day. The Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection specializes in drawings and contemporary craft, but there are also examples of paintings, sculpture, prints, photography, and decorative arts, among other media.

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PAUL SIGNAC WATERCOLORS AND DRAWINGS:

THE JAMES T. DYKE COLLECTION

Ongoing

The scintillating watercolors and drawings of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French artist Paul Signac are the focus of two intimate galleries at the Arkansas Arts Center that have recently been redesigned and reinstalled. These works come from America’s finest collection of Signac’s graphic art, one hundred and thirty-three works that were assembled by Arkansan industrialist James T. Dyke. Mr. Dyke presented this magnificent collection to the Arkansas Arts Center in 1999.

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